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12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: 1 year of MMO-Mumble service

12 Days of Winter Veil is under way here at WoW Insider. That means 12 days of giveaways, from loot codes to gaming mice to decor and apparel. Whether you've been a good goblin or a naughty night elf, there's a chance that WoW Insider has a holiday gift for you this season.

Our good friends at MMO-Mumble have set us up with three gift codes for a one-year subscription to a 50-slot Mumble server. MMO-Mumble is a voice chat host aimed specifically at MMO gamers, and Mumble itself is the up-and-coming VoIP service that's quickly solidified itself as a strong alternative to Ventrilo. Many high-end raiders now prefer Mumble for its lower latency, improved sound quality, and myriad of other benefits. A perfect gift for your guild!

To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post before 11:59 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. You must be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec). You can only enter once. Three winners will be chosen at random. Make sure the email address you use to post your entry comments is one you check regularly, because that's how we'll contact our winners. Official rules here.

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WoW Insider's 12 Days of Winter Veil celebrations begin tomorrow

The Winter Veil holiday begins tomorrow morning within the World of Warcraft, but it's also kicking off right here on WoW Insider. If you're a long-time reader, you may be familiar with how we celebrate the 12 Days of Winter Veil. If you're not, allow me to explain: We give away a lot of stuff. Like, a lot of stuff. Not only do we clear out the neat things that have accumulated in our storage closet over the course of the last year, but our friends at various WoW product vendors participate, too.

In addition to what's been sitting in my office closet (hint: BlizzCon exclusives), this year you'll be seeing prizes from ...

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What's your voice comm system of choice?

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It was before my time, but I still hear nostalgic stories about how TeamSpeak was once the voice communication service of choice for MMO gamers. Barring a few potential holdouts -- who I must assume are raiding from nondescript shacks in the mountains of Montana -- there's been a very clear sea change that has placed Ventrilo quite comfortably at the top of the heap. If you raid, chances are you have Vent.

Like its predecessors, though, Vent has competitors of its own vying to overthrow the current king of speech. Perhaps the one getting the most attention right now is Mumble, which boasts low latency, clear sound, and the pseudo-celebrity endorsements of more than a few WoW Insider staffers.

Personally, my guild started using Mumble a few months ago and hasn't looked back. Now, this is partly because one of my officers pimps it out like she's getting paid, but mostly because so many of the guildies just plain think it's better. We've run into some problems -- mainly with installation or getting the not-always-intuitive client to work properly -- but for better or worse, it looks like we've been transformed into a Mumble guild. We've even started requesting that puggies download it before raids, promising them that they'll never again want to return to Ventrilo.

So, have you tried Mumble yet, either of your own volition or due to peer (to peer) pressure? Did you feel like there were benefits, or did you find yourself missing Vent? Do you think it will ever become as ubiquitous as Vent or will it eventually fade into obscurity? Most importantly, what will you Vent loyalists do the next time you enter a raid and the leader sends you their Mumble info?

What's your voice comm system of choice?
Mumble2162 (18.5%)
TeamSpeak1188 (10.2%)
Ventrilo7861 (67.3%)
In-game voice system476 (4.1%)

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The Queue: Clearance

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Alex Ziebart will be your host today.

I'm going to use the intro of The Queue to clear something up from Saturday's WRUP. I said that "Oblivion is Fallout in Fantasyland." I do know that Oblivion was released first, despite what some of you thought! I was saying that I played Fallout first but enjoyed Oblivion much more, despite their being basically the same game in two different settings. You dig?

Stormblade asked:

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12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway Day 4: 1 year MMO-Mumble service

12 Days of Winter Veil is under way here at WoW Insider. That means 12 days of giveaways, from loot codes to literature and gaming mice to graphics cards. Even if you've been a good goblin or a naughty night elf, there's a chance that WoW Insider has a holiday gift for you this season.

Our friends at MMO-Mumble have provided us with a code that grants one year of service good on any of their VOIP servers up to 50 slots. MMO-Mumble provides servers for voice chat hosting specifically geared for MMO gamers. Winning this one can set up your guild for an entire year!

To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post before 11:59 p.m. ET, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010. You must be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec). You can only enter once. Make sure your email address is up to date, because that's how we'll get hold of you. We will pick one winner randomly. Official rules here.

Don't forget to check back every day through Jan. 2, 2011, for new contests celebrating the 12 Days of Winter Veil!

EDIT: Contest closed. Thanks and good luck to all who entered!

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12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway Day 1: $100 MMO-Mumble code

12 Days of Winter Veil is under way here at WoW Insider. That means 12 days of giveaways, from loot codes to literature and gaming mice to graphics cards. Even if you've been a good goblin or a naughty night elf, there's a chance that WoW Insider has a holiday gift for you this season.

Our friends at MMO-Mumble have provided us with a US $100 code to give away for their site. MMO-Mumble provides servers for voice chat hosting specifically geared for MMO gamers. This code can get you a 25-slot server for 16 months or a 50-slot server for 8 months!

To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post before 11:59 p.m. ET, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. You must be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec). You can only enter once. Make sure your email address is up to date, because that's how we'll get hold of you. We will pick one winner randomly. Official rules here.

Don't forget to check back every day through Jan. 2, 2011 for new contests celebrating the 12 Days of Winter Veil!

EDIT: Contest closed. Thanks and good luck to all who entered!

Filed under: Contests

Win a year of Mumble service for your guild from WoW Insider and MMO-Mumble

Since servers are still down, here's another contest!

A VoIP server is essential to the fast-paced environment of the raiding game, and WoW Insider and MMO-Mumble want to prove it to you! To enter for a chance to win a 50-person Mumble server for an entire year, all you have to do for is comment on this post before Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at 11:59 a.m. ET. We'll randomly pick one winner.

In order to enter, you must be 18 years of age or older and be a legal resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec). You may enter only once. Make sure your profile email is correct, because that's how we'll get hold of you if you win!

Official rules are here.

UPDATE: Contest closed. The winner will be contacted shortly. Thanks!

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